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Raymond Edward Forbess

Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

 


 I happen to be a very strong believer and defender of the rights provided by our constitution.  I have carried a rifle on three continents as an Army officer.  My father was an Army officer and my younger son was an Army officer.  I believe the "rights" afforded by our constitution were a response by our founders to the earlier "wrongs" inflicted upon the British citizens.  Those of us who practice criminal law are actually practicing, to a large extent, constitutional law.  We have the best country and legal system in the world. Today certain Americans are deployed worldwide in dangerous situations to afford us the luxury of freedom and, as part of that freedom, we are able to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Eric Chase Roberson

    Ray and I handled several cases together when I was a prosecutor. He was always able to get the best results for his clients through his practical, no-nonsense approach. I recommend Ray for any criminal defense matters.

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    Eric Roberson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Davenport

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Forbess is a no-nonsense attorney who works aggressively for the interests of his clients. As a former prosecutor, I always admired and respected Mr. Forbess skill and ability as a litigator and trial attorney. He is truly one of the best attorneys practicing in Jacksonville, Florida.

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    Jeffrey Davenport Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

The Forbess Law Firm

630 West Adams Street
Suite 201
Jacksonville, FL, 32204

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200305/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
editor of law reviewflorida coastal school of law1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
felony attorney/repeat offender courtpublic defenders office, 4th judicial circuit, florida2003 - 2006
special forces officer, company commander, 3/20th SFG(A)united states army1990 - 1992
vice-president, ownerCenter Office Products, Inc.1982 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The American LegionN/A2007 - Present
veterans of foreign warsN/A2007 - Present
United States Army Ranger AssociationN/A2007 - Present
US Army Special Forces AssociationN/A2007 - Present
United States District Court, Middle District of Floridamember of bar2001 - Present
The Florida BarN/A2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
state of florida v. client D.C.16 felony counts reduced to 1 second degree mm
ARMED ROBBERY-DROPPEDCASE DROPPED
CHILD ABUSE-DROPPEDDROPPED AFTER MR. FORBESS PROVIDED INFORMATION TO THE STATE ATTORNEY

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of Lawlawjuris doctor1999
florida state universityaccountingbachelors1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
guest speaker/lecturerinterviewing for attorneys2014
Lecture on World Ethicsethics2005